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GameStop Increases Buyer Base and Sales Cycle for Trade-in Mobile Phones – Case Study

Challenge GameStop was selling large volumes of previously traded-in mobile phones via negotiated prices to a small group of buyers. As its mobile trade-in business grew, it became clear a more scalable solution was needed. Solution To achieve GameStop’s goals—increase pricing; increase buyer base; implement a scalable platform; maintain complete control of sales—B-Stock built GameStop …

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Discover B-Stock’s Secondary Mobile Marketplace Platform

Secondary Market Insights Secondary mobile market is estimated at $25B – and it is growing in the U.S. Used smartphone market will grow 4-5x faster than overall smartphone market Annual upgrades and trade-in programs have played biggest role in growth The world’s largest wireless manufacturers, carriers, and buyback companies are currently liquidating excess inventory and …

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CEBIT 2018 – Hannover, Germany – June 11 – 15

B-Stock is headed to Hannover, Germany for CEBIT. The festival covers the digitization of business, government, and society featuring exhibits, conferences, and networking. B-Stock will be in attendance and will participate in two different sessions on Wednesday, June 13. Please join us and say hello to Sean Cleland, Director of Mobile and Ben Whitaker, Director …

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How the iPhone X is Holding its Value on the Secondary Market

We launched our first B2B marketplace for trade-in mobile phones in 2014 and have since grown into the world’s largest marketplace for trade-in devices and other mobile accessories.  We’ve seen some interesting trends develop over the years too; most notably the rise of the mobile secondary market and growing demand for refurbished, older model devices …

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B-Stock is in Beast Mode

The B-Stock blog does not make a habit of quoting the Urban Dictionary, but in this case, we’ll make an exception. The proper use of beast mode is, “Dude, you’re not gonna sleep for a week? You are in beast mode.” This phrase aptly describes our HR Manager, Sierra Smith, who has been in beast …

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Getting Out From Under All Those Ecommerce Returns

With ecommerce sales expected to top $1 trillion by 2027 according to FTI Consulting, it’s only a matter of time before online sales capture a hefty share of total retail sales, up from around 9% currently. But as any merchant knows, the spike in online purchases brings an inevitable rise in ecommerce returns. Buyer’s remorse plays a large …

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The Latest Threat to Online Commerce

Between the spike in ecommerce – online retail sales will top one trillion dollars by 2027 – and increasingly relaxed return policies like in-store returns in 30 seconds; it’s no wonder return rates are spiking. Around $400 billion in merchandise was returned in 2017; up 70% from two years ago. Now, on top of consumer …

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Could you make a profit from your dead stock?

Although ecommerce has made retail more accessible to the public, it has taken away the advantage of being able to see a product “in the flesh” before making the decision to purchase it. With goods such as clothing, this is an important aspect of a sale. As such, the rise of ecommerce has brought with it a …

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